Ukraine: state companies not buying coal from Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman claims that none of the state companies buys coal from Russia.

According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers does its best to diversify coal deliveries.

“We’re replacing coal with other fuel types, especially anthracite coal, which is now on Ukrainian mines, seized by Russia-supported militants”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output down in May 2017

In May industrial output in Ukraine increased by 1.2% YoY.

According to the State Statistics Service, quarrying production decreased by 4.6%.

Metal output dropped by 8%, coke – by 20.6%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap procurement to drop

This year scrap procurement will be lower than last year. “In 2016 Ukraine procured 3.471 million tons of scrap. It’s difficult to forecast anything for this year, but we believe that procurement will decrease”, Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov said. Last year local market received 3.192 million tons of Ukrainian scrap. In January-May 2017 scrap deliveries…

Kyrgyzstan: Sulukta coal deposit up for sale

Sulukta coal deposit was put up for auction, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan reported. The starting price of plot No. 5 (mine shaft 2/8) is $3,800. According to the forecasts, coal reserves at the field are 381,190.5 tons. The local section Vostochniy (parts of mine shaft 6/18) was put…

Ukraine: local market scrap sales attractive

Attractiveness of scrap sales on the local market of Ukraine has increased. According to the acting CEO of Metinvest-Resource Dmitry Klopatovsky, this has to do with the implementation of the 30 euro per ton export duty and its proposed prolongation for two years. “And now metal makers pay more for scrap than abroad”, he stressed.…

Ukraine: metal companies and scrap sellers to cooperate

Ukrmetallurgprom and UAVtormet have signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation. The document was signed by Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov and UAVtormet chairman Vladimir Bubley. “We and the scrap procurers have a lot of common issues that need to be solved”, Kalenkov said. According to him, the sides have a positive experience of cooperation. “Last…

Russia: MMK to satisfy galvanized metal demand

The growing demand for galvanized rolled metal this year will be satisfied, in particular, because of the MMK putting into operation a new continuous hot-galvanizing machine. According to the company marketing specialist Igor Sapozhnikov, metal consumption in Russia this year will revive after a 3-years decrease. The main industries to support this growth will be…

Russia: nails prices to increase in July 2017

Under the increasing demand and the shortage on the construction nails market Metiznaya Torgovaya Kompaniya (Metal Wares Trading Company) forecasts the increase in prices of manufacturers by 3-5% from July 1.

The company also supposes that prices for bridge fasteners will increase by 10%, and electrodes – by 5%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChTPZ places 10 billion rubles worth of bonds

Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Works has placed BO-001R-04 bonds in the amount of 10 billion rubles.

The company intended to have 9-9.25% interest, but in the end it stood at 8.95%.

Rosbank, BCS Global Markets, Raiffeisenbank, Renaissance Capital and Sovkombank have been the organizers of the placement. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK-Metiz confirms product quality

MMK-Metiz has certified its steel ropes according to GOST 3241 and GOST 16843-88. These ropes fully correspond to the requirements to such products. The MMK-Metiz ropes can be used in all the spheres of the industry: to lift and transport cargo, in cranes or lifting mechanisms, in mines, on excavators, elevators, etc. Following the certification…

Ukraine to start buying American coal

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, in the scope of his official visit to the United States, discussed with the U.S. leadership opportunities to enhance the cooperation in the energy sector, particularly possible coal supplies from the state of Pennsylvania to Ukraine. “We continued discussing with Vice President Pence and President Trump our cooperation in the…

Kazakhstan: demand for coal to drop

By 2050 the demand for coal will decrease from 69 million tons to 31 million tons. According to the energy minister Kanat Bozumbayev, this will be the result of the increase in the usage of renewable energy sources. “In the sector of electricity and heating energy generation coal consumption will fall from 50 million tons…